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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "BOOH!" by Eugene Field. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 9, 2014. Read in English by Claudia Salto; Garth Burton; Jason Mills; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; James Simenc; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; micky and ravenotation. Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Poets on Poets
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Plenary delivered at the NASSR/NAVSA 2006 Conference, 2 September 2006 (in two parts, mp3 format)
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Audio Poetry
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A review of words in the Frankenstein vocabulary list
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by Rhapsodize Audio
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Rhapsodize Audio presents: “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?: An Emily Dickinson Rhapsody” performed by Rosemary Orlando. Rosemary Orlando, veteran Tampa Bay actress, performs a selection of poems by Emily Dickinson, arguably the most prominent American woman poet of all time. The poems are arranged into four categories, following the practice of scholars of the poet: Life , Love , Nature , and Time and Eternity . Rosemary Orlando first performed The Belle of Amherst , a play based on the life of...
Topics: classic poetry, Emily Dickinson, Life, Love, Nature, Time and Eternity, Death
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by Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi
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Lecture at the University of Loyola Chicago, 19 October 2006 (in two parts, mp3 format)
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Plenary delivered at the NASSR/NAVSA 2006 Conference, 31 August 2006 (in two parts, mp3 format)
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by Henry Austin Dobson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of "You Bid Me Try" by Austin Dobson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 17, 2011. Henry Austin Dobson , commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. His official career was uneventful, but as a poet and biographer he was distinguished. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity. It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best....
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by Edith M. Thomas
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''Frost To-Night'' by Edith M. Thomas This was the Weekly project for  October 15, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ClaudiaSterngucker; Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Kara Shallenberg; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; StephenChristie; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city." This...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''In Re a Gentleman, One'' by Andrew Barton Paterson.  his was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 15, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; David Lawrence; fshort; Greg Giordano; Jude; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Paterson lived and worked in Sydney for most of his adult life, but his poems mostly presented a highly romantic view of the bush and the iconic figure of the...
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LibriVox recording of Co. Aytch, by Sam R. Watkins. Read by Winston Tharp. Samuel “Sam” Rush Watkins (June 26, 1839 – July 20, 1901) was a noted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. He is known today for his memoir Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show , often heralded as one of the best primary sources about the common soldier's Civil War experience....Sam’s writing style is quite engaging and skillfully captures the pride, misery, glory, and horror experienced...
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by Guy Boothby
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LibriVox recording of 'Farewell, Nikola' by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble Farewell Nikola is the fifth and last novel of the Dr Nikola series. We are reacquainted with Richard "Dick" Hatteras, former South Seas adventurer and Roustabout who clashed with Dr Nicola in “A Bid for Fortune". He is now Sir Richard Hatteras and firmly married. He is taking a long sojourn with his wife and companions in Venice, where quite by chance (or is it) he bumps into Dr...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; SamW; John; Audrey Giger; Kalynda; Dini Steyn; Kathleen Moore; Dru Conway When spunky 'Tilda Jane isn't allowed to keep her beloved dog with her at the orphanage, she decides to set out on her own in search of a home where the inseparable pair will be accepted. Throughout her weary travels she encounters many people, both rich and poor, kind and cantankerous -- but will she ever find family? Set in the...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane's Orphans by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. When the story of 'Tilda Jane appeared serially in The Youth's Companion in 1901, the original manuscript was very much condensed. When the time for book publication arrived nearly all the omitted matter was restored. However, some incidents were still left out, and they have formed the beginning of a new story written to please the many boys and girls who have expressed a wish to know...
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by John Ford
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LibriVox recording of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford. Read by LibriVox Volunteers One of the most shocking plays produced in England during the reign of Charles I, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore chronicles the disastrous results of an incestuous affair between fatalistic Italian siblings, Giovanni and Annabella. As suitors vie for Annabella's hand, various webs of deception and revenge intertwine, culminating in a bloody finale. (Summary by Elizabeth Barr) For further information, including...
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by Thomas Moore
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of ’Tis the Last Rose of Summer by Sir Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 15th, 2009. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (6MB)
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of December 18th-24th, 2005: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas), by Clement C. Moore. Read by: Annie Coleman Betsie Bush Chris Goringe Grace and Brad Bush Kara Shallenberg Peter Yearsley Squiddhartha Sam Lipten Sean Randall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Radclyffe Hall
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LibriVox recording of 'Twixt Earth and Stars by Radclyffe Hall. Read in English by Christine Lehman; Julia Niedermaier; Anusha Iyer; NoelBadrian; Mihai Borobocea; Newgatenovelist; Jamila Phillips This is a volume of poetry by Radclyffe Hall. The poet and novelist led a highly scandalous lifestyle for the norms of her contemporary society, living openly lesbian in Germany and England. Some of the poems in this volume are also love poems to other women, a fact which was not generally known at the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, poem, love, lgbt
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by William H. Jin
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You may find out more information about Kryptos, his life and his works at http://purl.org/kryptos
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by Weymouth New Testament
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LibriVox recording of 1 Corinthians from the Weymouth New Testament. Read by Mark Penfold.] This is the Apostle Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth, Greece, a seaport filled with a diversity of not only people but religions. This letter gives advice, teaching, and stern warnings to his fellow Christians, especially warnings against sexual immorality. Paul also discusses division within the assembly and addresses some difficult issues surrounding such things as marriage. (Introduction...
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by King James Version
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LibriVox recording of 1 Corinthians, King James Version. Read by volunteer readers. The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians , often referred to as First Corinthians (and written as 1 Corinthians), is the seventh book of the New Testament of the Bible. Paul of Tarsus composed this letter in Greek, to the Christians of Corinth, Greece. Corinth was the meeting point of many nationalities because the main current of the trade between Asia and western Europe passed through its harbors. Paul...
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by King James Version
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LibriVox recording of 1 Kings, King James Version. Read by Joy Chan. The history of Israel from the final years of King David's life, through the reign of his son, Solomon, to the rule of King Jehoshaphat of Judah and King Ahaziah of Israel. (Summary by Joy Chan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by Douay-Rheims Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Book of Maccabees, from the Douay-Rheims Version. Read by Sam Stinson. 1 Maccabees is an apocryphal/deuterocanonical book written by a Jewish author after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom, probably about 100 BC. It is included in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox canons. Protestants, Jews, and some others regard it as generally reliable historically, but not a part of Scripture. The setting of the book is about a century after the conquest of...
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by American Standard Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Book of Samuel, from the American Standard Version. Read by Sam Stinson. "The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Sh'muel ספר שמואל) are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaism's Hebrew Bible) and also of the Christian Old Testament. The work was originally written in Hebrew, and the Book(s) of Samuel originally formed a single text, as they are often considered today in Hebrew bibles. Together with what is now referred to as the Book(s) of Kings, the...
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by King James Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians from The King James Version. Read by David Lawrence The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians, usually referred to simply as First Thessalonians and often written 1 Thessalonians, is a book from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The first letter to the Thessalonians was likely the first of Paul's letters, probably written by the end of A.D. 52, making it, so far as is now known, the oldest extant Christian...
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by King James Version
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LibriVox recording of The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy, from The King James Version. Read by David Lawrence. The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy, usually referred to simply as First Timothy and often written 1 Timothy, is one of three letters in New Testament of the Bible often grouped together as the Pastoral Epistles, the others being Second Timothy and Titus. The letter, traditionally attributed to Saint Paul, consists mainly of counsels to his younger colleague and delegate Timothy...
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by King James Version
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LibriVox recording of Epistles of John, King James Version. Read by Rick Tabisz. The Authorized King James Version is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer, Robert Barker, this was the third such official translation into English; the first having been the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second having been the Bishop's Bible of...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair. Read by Lee Smalley "100%:The Story of a Patriot" dramatically recounts the adventures of a poor uneducated young man who lives by his wits and guile, as he becomes politicized during his involvement in the sometimes violent struggle between American “patriots” and “Reds”. The author wrote in the Appendix,which is not included in this recording: "Everything that has social significance is truth.......
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by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of 1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.. Read in English by volunteer readers. Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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Globe Radio Repertory
by Jean Sherrard
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'The Chameleon', 'Oysters' (both 1884), and 'The Culprit' (1885) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Lady with the Dog' (1899) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'In the Ravine', Part 1 (1900) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'In the Ravine', Part 2 (1900) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'A Marriageable Girl' (1903) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Chorus Girl' and 'A Calamity'(both 1886). This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Kiss' (1888) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Shoemaker and the Devil' & 'Sleepy' (both 1888) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'Gusev' (1890) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Grasshopper' (1892) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'Fear' (1892) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the
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by Jean Sherrard
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'Anna on the Neck' (1895) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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by Jean Sherrard
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'The Man in a Shell' (1898) This dramatic series is based on sixteen stories drawn from Anton Chekhov's vast body of work. The stories range from early sketches published when he was still a medical student to the masterpieces he wrote in the last decade of his life. The stories are arranged in chronological order and trace Chekhov's development as an artist and as a human being. This series aired nationwide on NPR Playhouse in the early 90s.
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LibriVox recording of 1601: Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors (Version 2), by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Please note: this recording contains strong language. This is a recording of the complete "1601", including extensive analysis of the "historical record" of the short piece's creation and a short bibliography of known editions of the work. The introduction was written by Franklin Meine, editor of the American Peoples...
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LibriVox recording of 1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain. Please note: this recording contains strong language. "1601," wrote Mark Twain, "is a supposititious conversation which takes place in Queen Elizabeth's closet in that year, between the Queen, Ben Jonson, Beaumont, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Duchess of Bilgewater, and one or two others ... If there is a decent word findable in it, it is because I overlooked it."...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 1891 Collection by Various. Read by Bellona Times A look at the year 1891 through literature and non-fiction essays first published that year, including works by Mary E Wilkins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Orne Jewett, and Oscar Wilde. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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LibriVox recording of the 1903 Collection. Read by Bellona Times. This is what people were reading in 1903, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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LibriVox recording of 1912: Short Works Collection. Read by Bellona Times. This is a collection of public domain works either published in 1912, or written in 1912 and published before 1923. The accent is on non-fiction but a few short stories are included. (Summary by Bellona Times) For more information on authors and sources, see the catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (158MB)
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LibriVox recording of 1914, and Other Poems by Rupert Brooke. Read in English by Jael Baldwin; Lucy Perry; Peter Yearsley; Anusha Iyer; Larry Wilson; Ian King This is a volume of poems by Rupert Brooke, named after the famous poems "1914", written during and about World War I. Brooke himself died while taking part in a naval expedition to the Dardanelles, and was buried in Greece. The poems he wrote during the war were published posthumously and are the poems for which he is...
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The Rhapsodize Audio Free Classic Poetry Collection
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Rhapsodize Audio is pleased to present the following selection of Flecker's
verse, most of which dates from his mature years. This rhapsody is divided into two sections: 1. 
A selection of twenty-six short poems, concluding with A Sacred
Dialogue, Flecker's rather mocking
 comment on religious war; 2. 
Flecker's translation of part of Book 6 of the Aeneid, in which Aeneas 
visits the underworld. Your rhapsodes are Elizabeth Klett,
 Denis Daly, Caprisha Page, Winston
Tharp, Alan...
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LibriVox recording of 1916: First Chapters Collection by Various. Read in English by John Burlinson; VfkaBT; BettyB; Jim Locke; Tony Addison; Maria Kasper; MaryAnnS; Kalynda; Jennifer Fournier; Brice These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the year in Literature; most of the works are to be found on Project Gutenberg. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text,...
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Rhapsodize Audio presents a selection of poems by T.S. Eliot. In 1920 A.A. Knopf published two collections of poems by T.S.Eliot. The first was titled Prufrock and Other Observations and carried the following dedication. For Jean Verdenal, 1889–1915 mort aux Dardanelles la quantitate Puote veder del amor che a te mi scalda, Quando dismento nostra vanitate Trattando l’ombre come cosa salda. The second collection was simply entitled Poems. This presentation includes all the poems in the...
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LibriVox Aufnahme von 196 Tage auf treibender Eisscholle vony Emil Bessels. Gelesen auf Deutsch von Availle. Am 29. Juni 1871 stach das Schiff » Polaris« von New York unter Kapitän Franz C. Hall in See zur Erforschung des Hochnordens. Der Dampfer nahm seinen Weg über Neufundland an der Westküste Grönlands entlang durch den Smith-Sund und überwinterte in einer Bucht dieser Küste, die Hall »Polaris-Bay« taufte. Dort wurde ein Observatorium errichtet, und von dort aus unternahm man...
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Dialogue(s): alcibiades Sections: 103a 103b 104a 104b 104c 104d 104e 105a 105b 105c 105d 105e 106a 106b 106c 106d 106e 107a 107b 107c 107e 108a 108b 108c 108d 108e 109a 109b 109c 109d 109e 110a 110b 110c 110d 110e 111a 111b 111c 111d 111e 112a 112b 112c 112d 112e 113a 113b 113c 113d 113e 114a 114b 114c 114d 114e 115a 115b 115c 115d 115e 116a 116b 116c 116d (This session did not have an explicit screen time/date-stamp on the videotape. But it was probably either Feb 8 or Feb 15.) Note on the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, alcibiades, nsbduncan
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Dialogue(s): phaedo Sections: 84c 84d 84e 85a 85b 85c 85d 85e 86a 86b 86c 86d 86e 87a 87b 87c 87d 87e 88a 88b 88c 88d 88e 89a 89b 89c 89d 89e 90a 90b 90c 90d 90e 91a 91b 91c 91d 91e 92a 92b 92c 92d 92e reading from Loeb Edition, Plato Volume I, Harold North Fowler translation [ Amazon ] [online at the Perseus Digital Library ] Reading starts on page 293 Stephanus 84c @ 7:48 minutes into the video (2nd in the 1985 Phaedo sessions.  I never did find Session 1 on tape. Perhaps not even recorded....
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Dialogue(s): Phaedo Sections: 92d 92e 93a 93b 93c 93d 93e 94a 94b 94c 94d 94e 95a 95b 95c 95d 95e 96a 96b 96c 96d 96e 97a 97b 97c 97d 97e 98a 98b 98c 98d 98e 99a 99b 99c 99d Reading from Loeb Edition, Plato Volume I, Harold North Fowler translation Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes (Continuing from 1985-02-12 , Cebes and Simmias as Thebans) 1:50 - Reading from Edith Hamilton's Mythology , Chapter 18 The Royal House of Thebes, on Cadmus and Harmonia. 9:00 - Cadmus , his descendents,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, phaedo, nsbduncan
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Dialogue(s): alcibiades Sections: 116e 117a 117b 117c 117d 117e 118a 118b 118c 118d 118e 119a 119b 119c 119d 119e 120a 120b 120c 120d 120e 121a 121b 121c 121d 121e 122a 122b 122c 122d 122e 123a 123b 123c 123d 123e 124a 124b 124c 124d 124e 125a 125b 125c 125d 125e 126a 126b 126c 126d 126e 127a 127b 127c 127d (This session did not have an explicit screen time/date-stamp on the videotape. But it was probably either Feb 15 or Feb 22.) Topics Covered: learning from others and finding out for oneself...
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Dialogue(s): phaedo Sections: 99d 99e 100a 100b 100c 100d 100e 101a 101b 101c 101d 101e 102a 102b 102c 102d 102e 103a 103b 103c 103d 103e 104a 104b 104c 104d 104e 105a 105b 105c 105d 105e 107b Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes 3:00 Pierre's questions: What is it in the body that produces illness? What is it in number that makes a number 'odd'? What is it in the body that makes it alive? 6:00 There are 'safe' answers that are not correct according to Socrates, but then there are...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, phaedo, nsbduncan
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Dialogue(s): alcibiades Sections: 127d 127e 128a 128b 128c 128c 128d 128e 129a 129b 129c 129c 129d 129e 130a 130b 130c 130c 130d 130e 131a 131b 131c 131c 131d 131e 132a 132b 132c 132c 132d 132e 133a 133b 133c 133c 133d 133e 134a 134b 134c 134c 134d 134e 135a 135b 135c 135c 135d 135e Topics Covered an important omission two arts of caring the user and things used the proper self of every man and the self itself learning to distinguish the analogy of the mirror and the eye the shining part of...
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Dialogue(s): phaedo Sections: 99c-105e Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes Introduction: Restructuring the English Language Pierre graphically examines three suffixes: ed, ly, and ness. He challenges the group to find terms that can take all three suffixes without modification or irregularity: Equaled Equally Equalness Steadied Steadily Steadiness 12:40 An imperfect example: The fool, easily fooled, was foolishly foolish. 14:10 A pure inflected language would preserve distinctions....
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Dialogue(s): alcibiades Stephanus Sections Covered: 239, 255, 269-279 Summary: 4th Discussion of Plato's "Alcibiades". Full reading without interruption for first 31 minutes. Then, key points made at stephanus 239, 255, 269-279. Best for students already familiar with this work- see prior meetings. Good discussion - participants had a good grasp of the dialogue already. Topics or Questions covered: The obstetric art/midwifery prayer and who should pray ignorance, wisdom and those in...
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Dialogue(s): Phaedo Sections: 106a-118a Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes: 5:00 Reading starts at 106a 5:50 106b 'If the immortal is also imperishable, it is impossible for the soul to perish when death comes against it'. 8:00 106d 'God and the' eidos' of life can never perish.' 9:20 106e '...when death comes to a man, his mortal part, it seems, dies, but the immortal part goes away unharmed and undestroyed....our souls will exist somewhere in another world.' 12:00 107d 'The soul...
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Dialogue(s): hipparchus Sections: 225a-232c Boardwork by Pierre Grimes starts us off with a puzzle as he spells the name of the dialogue: "Hyparchus - Session 1 "  (might be PG humour to misspell the word so it looks more like 'hypocrite') There is a fairly long discussion  before any reading which assumed everyone had read the dialogue. Pierre asks: What if a lover of gain is no different than the lover of the good!? Does that change your perception of him? Yes, It makes him able...
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Dialogue(s): phaedo Sections: 107c-115a 5:30 107c If the soul is immortal, if we neglect it..the danger now appears to be terrible. 6:45 114d -e The charm/antidote to this neglect. 8:00 We cannot save the soul in any other way than to make it as good as possible and as wise. 9:00 107d Education and nurture - the soul takes nothing with it through the entire journey but these, what you have learned, your development, your paideia. 10:45 Mapping the journey: two possible guides and four...
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Dialogue(s): Phaedo Sections: 108a-114d Reading from Loeb Edition, Plato Volume I, Harold North Fowler translation Additional Reading from Play of Consciousness , by Swami Muktananda Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes 0:00 Pierre diagrams 109b - e on the board, and the colors of 110c. 6:20 Pierre: To do this right, map it all out, all the relationships, and then you can see what he's doing. 7:30 109b Reading begins. 8:15 'We live around this pond like ants or frogs...' 9:00 See...
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Dialogue(s): hipparchus Sections: 225a-232c Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes Stephanus - 225a to 232c - whole dialogue read out loud Working from Loeb edition - volume 8, W.R.M. Lamb translation This session continues the discussion from 3-22-1985 . Before reading, Pierre structures the dialogue to show that Hipparchus gets clearer about his own judgements and that Hipparchus reveals his own way of thinking as amoral and that can be seen in the language he uses. His position changes...
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Dialogue(s): phaedo Sections: 108d-118a Reading from Loeb Edition, Plato Volume I, Harold North Fowler translation Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes 0:00 Pierre diagrams: Given a geography the soul journeys through.... Given that souls differ in their learning (education) and development (nurture)... Then for each stage of learning and development, there must be a parallel geography for the soul to journey through... We have elements of the highest and a complete picture of the lowest...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, phaedo, nsbduncan
Dialogue(s): lovers Sections: 132a-139a The whole dialogue is read - 132a to 139a. Pierre makes notes on the board as they go along but we don't see them. An interesting point about the Greek at 136e and 137e is brought up but not pursued. Does this dialogue end up making the lovers better lovers? Do we find out what philosophy is good for? We see Socrates' reasoning leads to understanding what or who cares for the soul as a doctor cares for the body. The next dialogue skips at least one Friday...
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Dialogue(s): No specific dialogues are examined in depth. This was just an organizational meeting: Having finished the Phaedo for now, what should we read next together? Topics Covered, Video Highlights, and Notes 00:00 Brief readings from Porphyry, Proclus, Plotinus, Plato, the Pratyabhijna-hrdayam, and Pierre Grimes as the group debates what to take up next. Much discussion, often simultaneous conversations, regarding the pro's and con's of each for that moment. It is interesting to note that...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Sections: 142a-151e "Theaetetus Session 1" from Bill's tapes Notes: Much better camera work (than session 2)! Reading done is from 142a to 151 but they skip over 147-151. Pierre begins by saying there are three introductions and that the reader will be introduced to a puzzle which will be put off until later. The dialogue is read from the beginning and the divisions for the 3 intros are at 143, 145e and 151e. Socrates will dialogue with the student most...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Sections: 145a-150a [The first minute or so is frozen because video was lost on original tapes, but we still had audio. -JS] Notes: The first 15 minutes are off-topic: First Pierre reads a letter from JulieH inviting members of the group to a retreat at a Buddhist monastery in Korea this summer. Next they discuss what happened when members of the NS visited the SYDA foundation group up in Los Angeles / Santa Monica ( www.siddhayoga.org ), with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda on...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Sections: 200d-201b,149e,206d,147d-148d,172c This talk assumes the participant has read the dialogue in full and Pierre takes the group to various places in the dialogue to thread some ideas. This talk is excellent for the student already somewhat familiar with this dialogue and/or Pierre Grimes' work with Philosophical Midwifery. "What kind of questions does Socrates make when he rejects a position? What kind of criticism does Socrates make when he rejects a...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Stephanus Pages: 149a-151d,172c-177b Notes: Theaetetus study: is the kind of knowledge called Philosophical Midwifery essential? If so, why? Is the Digression a part of the answer to that question? The first several minutes of this class present the challenge Pierre has written on the board. This challenge is given as homework for the next session and the camera does a good closeup, so wait for it if you want to take notes. The words are: "What does it take to bring...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Stephanus Pages: 151d-160a Notes: Tape begins with a discussion about three levels of problems in Philosophical Midwifery and Pierre explains that Theaetetus' problem is a Supra-problem - a higher problem for which the origin can be known. Rather than read the section given as homework last time, they read from 151d to 160 (which begins at 21 minutes in). Goal of the session is to see what it takes to bring enough material to the surface to say that ..“a child of your...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Sections: 160e-168c Notes: Stephanus 160E to 168C are read after a brief discussion asking “what part of Philosophical Midwifery is the Theatetus? The whole, some part, a significant part or an insignificant part? On what principle can we say that [these sections] relate to the strategy...” Very clear discussion during the reading so we see what Socrates is doing with Theatetus in order to completely bring to birth what is necessary to separate the real from the...
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Dialogue(s): theaetetus Sections: 165e-168a Technical Issues: Unfortunately the original videotape recording had no sound for the first 24½ minutes. During that time, the camera also did not zoom in to the board so we couldn't pick up anything written there. Left with no meaningful aural or visual content, and since it would have only frustrated viewers, we cut it out. We surmise that the reading began at stephanus 165 and covered the whole section of Socrates' long monologue in which he says...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, nsbduncan, theaetetus